Jun 25 2015
The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center posted this on their Facebook page at 2:30pm today, June 25.
This morning, the PA Game Commission brought a Peregrine Falcon fledgling from its nest(*) in Oakland to our Wildlife Center for care. We have admitted it for medical evaluation, which will occur over the next several days. The bird does not have appropriate flight feathers and may have some neurological issues. It will remain under our care until decisions can be made in the bird’s best interest.
The Animal Rescue League will provide further updates on the falcon’s medical condition and the future treatment plan once this is determined.
If you would like to donate to help support the care of the falcon, please do so by visiting our website at www.animalrescue.org/donate and type “Falcon” in the notes section.
The bold emphasis above is my own but it’s true: If you want to help Silver, donate to the ARL Wildlife Center. They are a non-profit organization and do really good work!
And, please, no visits or calls. The Wildlife Center will provide updates as they have news.
p.s. * Slight correction to the text above: Silver was not brought literally “from the nest” but from his landing place near Hillman Library in Oakland. Here’s what happened.
(photo from Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center Facebook page. Click here to visit ARL Wildlife on the web)
“Peregrine Update: The Peregrine Falcon we received yesterday is settling in at our Wildlife Center. Upon initial exam, the bird was found to be dehydrated and thin. There are missing flight feathers, but new feather growth is apparent. In addition, one of the bird’s feet is noticeably weaker than the other. The bird has an appointment with a specialty vet on Tuesday & we will pass along any information that is discovered at that time. To be clear, our hope & goal is to rehabilitate the falcon so that it may eventually be returned to the wild. Long term goals, treatments, and plans will be developing as our Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators work alongside the Veterinarian.”